Pioneering West Auckland nature photographer Olaf Petersen is the subject of a new book and an exhibition at Auckland Museum, The Spinoff reveals. Curator (pictorial) Shaun Higgins highlights five of the show’s standout images: So Lonely, 1972; Go Home! 1976; Bruce and Glenys with the Field Club, 1972; Species protected by law, 1952; and Walkabout, 1971. The latter, first titled Through The Enchanted Forest, is one of Petersen’s most iconic images and features Sarah, Idele and Jim Wheeler and their dog Jasmin walking past towering dunes at Lake Wainamu, Te Henga.

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